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Na Li© WTA
  • Nationality: CHN ()
  • Birthdate: February 26, 1982
  • Birthplace: Wuhan, China
  • Residence: Wuhan, China
  • Turned Pro: Pro (1999)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
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  • 2013 Final Ranking: 3
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Coached by Carlos Rodriguez; fitness trainer is Alex Stober ... Husband is Jiang Shan (married January 27, 2006) ... Father is Sheng-Peng; mother is Yan-Ping; ... Read Full Bio

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  • Novak Djokovic Withdraws From Beijing China Open With Elbow Injury
  • champion Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week's China Open in Beijing due to an elbow injury, the tournament announced today. "I am extremely disappointed not to be able to compete at the China Open this year. I’m still recovering from my elbow injury and have ...
  • 2016-09-28
  • Kerber Survives First Match As No. 1, Faces Kvitova Wednesday In Wuhan; Wozniacki v Radwanska
  • her first match as a No. 1 player, Angelique Kerber had to come from a set down to earn victory. Kerber dropped the first then rallied to defeat France's Kristina Mladenkovic 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-4 in the opening round at Wuhan. "Kiki was playing very well today, especially in the ...
  • 2016-09-27
  • Anderson Books Kyrgios Meeting in Comeback; ATP Shenzhen, Chendu Tues. Updates
  • seeds in action cruised in Tuesday play at the Shenzhen Open in China as No. 6 Benoit Paire ground out a 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-3 win over Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, and No. 8 Jiri Vesely topped Spain's Pablo Andujar 6-2, 7-6(8). In other results Mikhail Kukushkin beat Lu...
  • 2016-09-27
  • Angelique Kerber: Now That I'm No. 1, Everyone Wants To Beat Me!
  • prefer to be No. 1 or win Grand Slams? My answer was always, First I would like to win a Grand Slam and then the next step is to be No. 1. Like I said then, to win a Grand Slam for me, it was always the biggest dream, but then to reaching the No. 1 was the second one. To do it in ...
  • 2016-09-26
  • Karolina Pliskova: Holding The Fed Cup Final At A Neutral Site Doesn't Make Sense
  • ITF just announced a future plan to hold the finals of the Fed Cup and the Davis Cup at rotating neutral sites. US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova who will play for the Czech Republic when they visit France in the Fed Cup final in November, doesn't like the idea. "To be h...
  • 2016-09-26
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  • 2016-09-26
  • Almagro, Petkovic Capture Titles
  • Finds Clay Twice as Nice with ATP Win Entering FrenchWorld No. 12 Nicolas Almagro won his third ATP claycourt title of the season on Saturday, coming from a set down to defeat Romanian Victor Hanescu 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the Open de Nice Cote d'Azur. The...
  • 2011-05-22
  • Kvitova Shocks Azarenka for WTA Madrid Crown
  • 16-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova defeated No. 3 Victoria Azarenka 7-6(3), 6-3 to win the Mutua Madrid Open on Sunday, her fourth career WTA crown and third of 2011 after Brisbane and the Paris-indoors. "We know each other so it was going to be tough to find the key, but I ...
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  • Nadal Marches into the French Open Quarters, Federer v. Soderling Rematch Tuesday

  • Recent fan comments for Na Li:


    Good Luck! Love your determination. Please don't join the band of those who love to shake their fists at the opponent, it shows bad sportsmanship and total disregard for another human being.

    Apart from that though I love your courage.

    Posted on January 2, 2014 at 22:35 ET


    Ms Li Na

    I'm the creator of Physio Technical Tennis. I just have to leave you this comment and I feel that this will be helpful to your tennis. In my opinion, you should have won the Aussie Open. I personally thought your coaching selection was not the correct choice. The change in your game is totally adverse to your style of play. You became a defensive player instead of an offensive player which you were in the past. I feel I'm an expert in technical and game analysis of tennis. You have the quality and desire to reach #1. I feel that I have the ingredients to elevate your game. I'm located in Southern California and my email is as follow My profile is also listed in the site LinkedIn. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me or suggest this to your Chinese team members. My system is totally unique and aggressive which is more adaptable to your style of play. Best of luck to you and hope you will contact me. A few minutes of your time may enlighten the rest of your tennis future.

    Best Regards
    Physio Technical Tennis

    Posted on April 5, 2013 at 00:16 ET

    parsu ram rai

    i just saw her performance in Sony ATP and liked it so much with her win 7/6 6/3 .
    carry on Li and win this match. i am craving to see all your matches after your final in Australian open 2013

    Posted on March 5, 2013 at 13:47 ET

    Victor Duclos

    Hi Li Na,

    Congratulations on reaching the finals in the 2013 Ausstralian Open, once again you had a tremendous run. I am very disappointed you lost in the finals because I am convinced that if you did not suffer that injury the tournament was yours. I do not understand the Australian Open organizers allowing fireworks to disrupt your match. The last thing you needed was a delay of over ten minutes. You were up 2-1 and playing wonderful tennis despite your injury and of course
    you are playing under adrenelin which is allowing you to try and play through the injury. When you break for ten minutes your body cools downs and look what happens you fall on the first point and lose 5 of the next 6 games. If the organizers were aware of the firework celebration then they should have started your match an hour earlier. I do not like to use excuses but in this case you were robbed. I am so proud of you and the way you play tennis.Keep it up Li and you will win another major before you retire, you make China very prod of you also. All the best.

    Posted on January 6, 2013 at 12:57 ET


    Keep up the good playing and just keep on looking good.

    Posted on January 5, 2013 at 13:03 ET

    max Ng

    I would like to say that a failure need not be an end for you know failure is the mother of future success. I would suggest that you look into conserving in your energy in your stroke and emphasis on accuracy instead. The europeans are more athletic generally and matching them head on in the area of force will loose out,also in stamina
    I suggest that you use more of the elbow when hitting the ball instead of using more of the shoulder,also the employ more of the foot pad too.Derive strength from these department can conserve energy too.
    Hope this can contribute to your improvement.

    Posted on June 5, 2012 at 10:35 ET


    Li Na,
    I just saw the media interview of you after your game with Kim Clijsters at the Australian Open 2012.
    "I" am saddened and appalled by the framing of the question posed to you by the media. The media should be ashamed of themselves! You played a great game. I have always been a fan. You are truly great player. No one wins every match, and you have won many many matches internationally and China should be very proud of you, rather than finding fault with you. I am a Canadian and disgusted with the media.

    Posted on January 2, 2012 at 04:45 ET

    Phil Parker

    Hi Li Na - congratulations on your win in the French

    you are going thru some exhilarating but tough times

    I believe the key for you is what you have done before

    You have shown you can do it

    Just be yourself and persevere

    If Michael Baroch of MITS can assist you
    in your plans to set up a Tennis School,
    just let us know

    Phil Parker AASE - Fei Xiang Yang, Melbourne

    Posted on October 9, 2011 at 08:55 ET

    Kenneth Chong

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    Posted on August 1, 2011 at 18:07 ET


    Enjoy your game and have fun in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world. June 4th will be a beautiful day in your life. Would love to hear whatever witty comments you have.

    Posted on June 3, 2011 at 01:30 ET

    Mark Gurry

    Li Na, that was a brilliant effort in the Australian open. So close. Next time!

    Posted on January 9, 2011 at 17:02 ET

    Ian Macklin

    Well done!

    Posted on January 9, 2011 at 05:26 ET


    come on na li,keep it up,lets go two steps better this year,love your work ethic and fighting spirit,go get em beautiful....

    Posted on January 2, 2011 at 01:50 ET

    Fei Xiang Yang- Phil Parker

    Hi Li Na - great to see you are returning to Melbourne and getting into top form. Last year was a real achievement - really enjoyed watching you. Today you showed fantastic character against Kim - very gutsy. Keep at it. " Li Na Jia You ! "
    ( we enjoyed you training with the CTA team at Riverside in 2004. )
    Now Michael Baroch of MITS has set up a Singapore Centre and we are coaching the best of the Chengdu juniors there.
    If you need any assistance setting up your tennis school, send me an email )

    Posted on January 4, 2011 at 07:24 ET

    Tony Wong

    Hi Na,

    Love what you are doing for Chinese Tennis, but it is very discouraging that you have not taken your game to another level. Your serve and net play is inhibiting you from becoming a higher ranked player. Keep up the great work, but please take that next step b/c you only have a few years left in your pro career.

    Sincerely your supporter,


    Posted on January 6, 2010 at 19:21 ET


    Hi Na. I saw a good match of yours at the Rolands Tournament 09. You played ok..Keep up the strong faith and look ahead .. (july24.09)

    Posted on July 3, 2009 at 16:01 ET

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